‘Over­lock­ing’, not in­ter­lock­ing

Golf Australia - - THE WANDERING GOLFER -

The in­ter­lock­ing grip places the in­dex fin­ger of the gloved hand be­tween the ring and lit­tle fin­gers of the lower hand. It’s a good way of unit­ing the hands, used by Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, but if you choose this grip you have to be care­ful. That in­ter­lock­ing is of­ten over­done… with power and club con­trol tak­ing a hit.

In­dex linked

The key to a bet­ter in­ter­lock is not to link the hands with the full length of your fin­gers. Po­si­tion them so the trail-hand lit­tle fin­ger and gloved-hand in­dex fin­ger are only par­tially en­twined.

Fin­ger hold

Grip the club with this re­duced in­ter­lock and you will be able to hold the club in the fin­gers and not the palms – al­low­ing much more wrist mo­bil­ity and a full, pow­er­ful wrist cock.

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